The Moderate Voice - Kofi Annan, Hypocrite, retired: "Annan has never lacked for a kind word and a soft shoulder towards the world's most cruel dictators while holding the United States to a 'special responsibility' that requires that the U.S. not only avoid pursuing its interests, but also asks that the U.S. actively undermine itself whenever convenient for the Secretary-General's office. At the same time he calls the United States to its supposed 'special responsibility', however, Annan refused to uphold his own by repeatedly obstructing international cooperation in crises from Kosovo to Darfur.
Even when international cooperation has proven possible, Annan has undermined it. During the period of sanctions against Iraq from 1991-2003, the Secretary-General's office was empowered to manage the 'Oil for Food' program designed to decrease the impact of the sanctions on Iraqi civilians while blocking Iraqi rearmament. Due to massive corruption within the program, however, Saddam Hussein diverted money away from feeding his people to build himself grand new palaces while U.N. bureaucrats including Annan's own son skimmed millions off for their personal enrichment. When the fraud was exposed, Annan personally blocked all meaningful moves for accountability."
Monday, December 11, 2006
Posted by Charlie Martin at 7:48 PM